First, get hooked on Copeland's "local catch" dishes, which are fueled by Louisiana seafood. They bring in select crawfish from Crowley, Louisiana, for dishes like Crawfish Bread, Crawfish Ravioli, and Jazz Benedict, all served at weekend brunch. Try these tasty dishes at any one of their locations. Multiple Locations, copelandsofneworleans.com.
Next, "Catfish is King" at Spahr's Seafood Restaurant, but right now, what is better than Louisiana crawfish?! Try their Crawfish Etouffee or the Honey Sriracha Crawfish. And for something different, yet delicious, order their famous Crawfish Pepper Jack Soup. Multiple Locations, spahrsseafood.com.
The new Bon Temps Boulet's Seafood is located on Airline Drive. Inspired by the Cajun phrase, "Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler," Bon Temps Boulet's is about putting fresh spins on the classics we all know and love. Enjoy the passion from new owners Steven and Chelsea. 4701 Airline Hwy., 504-885-5003, bontempsboulets.com.
Next, enjoy delicious crawfish dishes in the French Quarter at Evangeline. Try its crawfish dishes such as the Acadia Crawfish & Grits and Crawfish Etouffee. With one of the best outdoor patios in the French Quarter, it's a perfect place to get your crawfish fix! 329 Decatur St., 504-373-4852, evangelineneworleans.com.
Open 24/7, Melba's dubs itself as "America's busiest po-boy shop." It is also known for fantastic hot boiled crawfish, which go perfectly with the restaurant's frozen daiquiris. Melba's daily crawfish prices can be easily seen on its store-front digital signs. 1525 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-267-7765, melbas.com.
Finally, on Metairie Road, The Galley Seafood has all of the seafood dishes you could ever want. Known for delicious boiled seafood, they are also part of the Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail! Don't miss grabbing a photo in front of their custom oyster artwork after your meal! 2535 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 504-832-0955, thegalleyseafood.net.